ArkadyStepanovichKrupnyakovisaSoviet and Russian writer,author of historical and science fiction novels, playwright, journalist, member of the Writers' Union of the USSR since 1968.
He was born on the Mari land, in the Russian village of Chkarino, in a peasant family. After graduating the 7th grade, he entered the courses of locomotive drivers. He worked as an assistant mechanic on the railroad. In September 1939 he was called up for military service, where the war found him. He served in combat units until graduation. In 1942, in the trenches of the Leningrad Front between battles Krupnyakov wrote his first adventure story, White Nights. Since then, he has connected his whole life with literary creation. During the war he was a squad leader, deputyofcompany political instructor, platoon commander, correspondent for a front-line newspaper.
After the war, he often appeared in print with stories and art essays. His first major work was the novel “By the Russian Sea” (1961), published in Simferopol.
ArkadyStepanovichtended to historical narration. In 1965, the Mari book publishing house published his novel "March of Akpars" - "the story of the years that brought the Mari region into the Russian state". Later, he remodeled his first historical works and created the novel-trilogy "The Guslars", consisting of the novels "Mother Moscow", "Free Cities" and "Akpars March". The author conducted a single storyline, significantly expanded the geographical boundaries of the narrative. The writer broadly depicted how young Russia gradually gathered and united its forces and threw off the centuries-old yoke of the Horde.
HewasamemberoftheUnionofWritersoftheUSSRsince 1968. For military merits, he was awarded the Order of the Red Star and the medal "For Military Merit", for success in creativity - the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1979). Awarded with Honorary Diplomas of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Mari ASSR (1970, 1984). He was a laureate of the State Prize of the MASSR (1975), awarded the honorary title "People's Writer of the MASSR" (1978). The district library in the village of Sovetsky is named after him.In the writer's homeland in the village of Chkarino there is a sculptural portrait made by V. Karpeev.
The monument on S.G. Chavain Boulevard was erected on November 4, 2012.
The authors of the monument are Anatoly Shirnin and Sergey Yandubaev.